European Union – Jurisdiction. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of art 3(1) of Council Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 (on insolvency proceedings). The request had been made in the context of a dispute between Mr Schmid, acting as liquidator of the assets of Ms Zimmermann and Ms Hertel, who was resident in Switzerland, concerning an action to set a transaction aside.